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Big Willy’s owners to refund consumers for Hurricane Harvey price gouging
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced his Consumer Protection Division finalized a settlement with the owners of 11 gas stations – mostly Big Willy’s – accused of price gouging last year during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey.
The Long and short of it: Incoming county judge visits Mineral Wells Rotary
Incoming Palo Pinto County Judge Shane Long on Wednesday gave Mineral Wells Rotarians some insights into what he hopes to accomplish in the short and long terms of his tenure. After serving eight years as Precinct 2 justice of the peace, Long was one of four candidates in the March Republican primar
Mineral Wells city manager position officially posted online
The search for Mineral Wells' next city manager is officially on. Strategic Government Resources, the Keller firm hired by Mineral Wells City Council to seek and recommend qualified candidates, has posted the position to its website. SGR will also distribute the position among its network and client
Mineral Wells man draws 35-year terms for meth trafficking
PALO PINTO – Last week's conviction and sentencing of a large dealer of methamphetamine put the wraps on a major City-County Narcotics Unit drug ring investigation. Steven Ken Howard, 56, of Mineral Wells, entered guilty pleas in four felony cases before 29th State District Judge Michael Moore. Howa
Up To 50 MPH Winds To Whip Through North Texas, Along With A Mix Of Snow, Ice And Rain
A multi-faceted storm system is expected to race across North Texas, bringing cold rain, snow and wind — really strong wind. Starting late Thursday afternoon, most of North Texas will experience 25 mph to 35 mph winds, with a few areas getting gusts as strong as 50 mph, according to the National Wea
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Arrest made in fatal crash
ERATH COUNTY (December 14, 2018) – Alyssa Gayle Litwin, 33 of Stephenville, was arrested Friday morning on warrants for felony charges stemming from the fatal crash near Morgan Mill on December 3 that killed two children and put their mother in a Fort Worth hospital.
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death
DALLAS – A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
Up To Half-Foot Of Snow Falls In West Texas
SWEETWATER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As much as 6 inches of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area. The half-foot of snow on Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles west of Fort Wo
Digital bomb threats go out locally, nationwide
Bomb threats were emailed out nationwide Thursday afternoon, some making their way to Parker County, and according to an Associated Press article, authorities are saying they appear to be a hoax.
SHERIFF'S CALLS: Nov. 30-Dec. 6
Following are some of the calls received by the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office for the period Nov. 30-Dec. 6:. • ARREST – adult probation office, Palo Pinto, 8:06 a.m. Warrant arrest made.
POLICE CALLS: Nov. 28-Dec. 5
Following are reports filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period Nov. 28-Dec. 6. Not all calls for service result in a filed report:. • ARREST – 400 block of N.W. 7th Street, 2:43 a.m. A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Austin R. Towles, 27, of Mineral Wells, on mi
No threat of anthrax at Weatherford post office
Local and state officials confirmed Thursday morning that there is no threat after a 53-year-old man came into contact with a white substance at the Weatherford Post Office Wednesday afternoon.
Lady Rams stumble in Western Hills
FORT WORTH – Over halfway through the season, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams have run into their first slump of the year losing four out of the last seven, including a trio of games at the Western Hills Tournament Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Marriages and deaths recorded from Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Marriages and deaths recorded from Nov. 28, 2018 to Dec. 4, 2018. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the info
Pet of the Week - Larry
Larry is the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. He seems to know what you’re saying when you talk to him. This boy is a smart one, and very eager to please.
District leaders discuss status of schools
Weatherford ISD Superintendent Jeffrey Hanks and Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan K. Bohn were the guest speakers at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon and both discussed important and upcoming things going on at each district.
Anonymous donor rewards $20,000 to family
After seeing footage and hearing the news, an anonymous donor rewarded $1,000 to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and $1,000 to a neighbor for their help in rescuing the Leonard family of eight, who’s home was destroyed by a fire last month.
Former Corpus Christi city manager named interim Mineral Wells manager
While working to find the next city manager, Mineral Wells City Council on Wednesday appointed an interim manager to oversee daily operations. Former Corpus Christi city manager Margie C. Rose was named interim Mineral Wells city manager following a 70-minute closed session meeting, during which Ros
Weatherford approves new chicken ordinance
Weatherford City Council approved a new urban chicken ordinance at their Tuesday meeting. The decision comes after petitioners brought forth enough signatures to request that the ordinance passed by the council in September be changed.